Adolescents / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
The prevention of socioeconomic inequalities in health behavior in adolescents in Europe [TEENAGE]
The project aims to formulate policy recommendations to prevent socioeconomic inequalities linked to the health behaviour of European adolescents.
Start date: 01/08/2007 - End date: 01/04/2010

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Adolescents
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Monitoring Alcohol Commercial Communications in Europe [AMMIE]
Results of comprehensive monitoring of alcohol marketing will allow the European Commission and the Member States to formulate advices in order to improve the existing regulations of alcohol marketing...
Results of comprehensive monitoring of alcohol marketing will allow the European Commission and the Member States to formulate advices in order to improve the existing regulations of alcohol marketing on MS and EU level. The objective is to improve these regulations in terms of content and process given different national circumstances.
Start date: 01/08/2009 - End date: 01/08/2011

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2008)
Topic: Adolescents
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
USTAN_FY2014 [USTAN_FY2014]
The International Coordinating Centre (ICC) of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study is responsible for the management of the HBSC network. HBSC, founded in 1983, is an internation...
The International Coordinating Centre (ICC) of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study is responsible for the management of the HBSC network. HBSC, founded in 1983, is an internationally comparative study on adolescent health, presently conducted in 26/27 European Union (EU) Member States. Its mission is to monitor adolescent health and wellbeing over time; increase knowledge of adolescent health and social determinants in Europe; and disseminate information to key stakeholders. HBSC provides data to inform national/EU policies to improve the health outcomes of more than 200 million children. The study is an exceptional resource for governments and organisations including the European Commission, the WHO, UNICEF, and the OECD.

The ICC’s mission is to enable network cooperation/knowledge sharing, be the public face of the study and a source of intelligence for stakeholders. It supports HBSC member teams in developing and implementing surveys that gather public health statistics about a population group that reflects the most important trends impacting future health of European citizens. It promotes the network’s core principles and values including consultation, democracy, inclusion and transparency. It advocates equity, sustainability and empowerment so that all members can participate fully in the study development. These core values are recorded in the HBSC Terms of Reference, an internal set of rules that the network has agreed and committed to adhere to.

Under ICC’s guidance, HBSC is planning its future direction in the coming decades (aims and objectives):
widen reach - improve the visibility/profile of HBSC; include children currently missed/not identified so far;
identify emerging health issues - review/develop HBSC content to address new challenges to young people’s health; and
build capacity/plan for succession - share knowledge/intelligence within the network, so junior network members learn skills and all aspects of the study development.

The ICC widely and continuously consults with research and experts to improve its work and to communicate its aims, objectives and core values which have been published.
Start date: 01/08/2014 - End date: 01/08/2015

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2013)
Topic: Adolescents
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Improve the Preparedness to give Psychological Help in Events of Crisis [IPPHEC]
The general objectives are to improve the knowledge and the procedures for psychological support in hospitals during the acute phase of a catastrophe, when a high number of people arrive at the hospit...
The general objectives are to improve the knowledge and the procedures for psychological support in hospitals during the acute phase of a catastrophe, when a high number of people arrive at the hospital in a very short time. In those circumstances the focus is on health and logistics and the major concerns are the physical injuries of persons and the destruction of the environment.
Start date: 01/09/2007 - End date: 01/09/2009

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Adolescents
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Access strategies for teen smoking cessation in Europe [ACCESS]
The general objective of the project is to gain knowledge on how to motivate young smokers to take part in smoking cessation interventions and to transform this knowledge into concrete recommendations...
The general objective of the project is to gain knowledge on how to motivate young smokers to take part in smoking cessation interventions and to transform this knowledge into concrete recommendations for cessation practice. Therefore, national networks shall be established fostering the collaboration between various stakeholders in teen (health) development. In order to display promising access ways, the project output consists of a best practice catalogue as well as guiding principles on how to reach young smokers for cessation interventions.
Start date: 01/09/2009 - End date: 01/11/2010

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Adolescents